The Adventure Continues…
On The Move
“Everything changes when you begin to love yourself. You no longer send out energy of desperation or need to be filled from the outside. You become a powerful source within yourself that attracts better. The more you love who you are, the less you seek validation and approval.”
It’s that time again. Yep. Time to move.
Driving across the Ohio boarder into Michigan in the early days of May was not a pleasant experience. Although necessary, everyone within earshot of my truck heard me yell, “NNNNoooooooo!!!!!”
They say you can never go back home. I used to think that line was disrespectful and chuck full of shit. Now… [sigh] Now I have a clear understanding and appreciation for the meaning of those eight words. It did my soul good to completely disconnect from all things familiar and routine.
I learned my strengths, fell in love with and accepted myself fully, contended with fears up close and personal, and experienced an independence and a way of life that intrigues me. Here, back in the same area I grew up and raised my family, the internal and external battle to NOT slide back into my old patterns, beliefs of Self and so forth has strengthened my desire to be the undeniable me that I am.
A month after being parking my friend’s yard, I considered renting a home until the realization that renting during peak season in a tourist destination hot spot would be outrageously expensive. Instead I stayed put siphoning electricity and wifi. She and her husband were gracious hosts, giving me unrestricted access to a bathroom and their laundry room. It was hard to not feel as though I was taking great advantage of their kindness and hospitality, and invading their personal space. I had, after all, been parked in their side yard since early May.
However the time has come to move on. I can feel it in my bones. First, I’ll park my home at another location and prep it for my next adventure on the road. I’m still uncertain where I’m headed to first; maybe New York City to meet a couple of friends or North Carolina to cook dinner for my sister or to Florida to sip margaritas with a friend I haven’t seen in at least fifteen years (maybe twenty) or, or, or… The options are limitless.
I know that I will travel by intuition again. I thought about adopting a dog to join me, however that’s still in the air. Am I ready to share my small living quarters with another being? Um… I’ll get back to you on that decision.
Parking at my friend’s home for several months confirmed I’m not ready to set down roots yet. As much as I loved Texas and resonated with the mountains in New Mexico, I found living thirty minutes from North Topsail Island in North Carolina to be quite nice. I suppose you could say this gal, who swore she was going to live on top of Hobb’s Knob until her final breath, found out she enjoys the freedom too much to sit idle in one location.
On the flip side, working and living from one location – with wifi – had its benefits. Actually, I felt rather spoiled not having to worry about my cell phone data plan and if I would go over it. It will be fun to show off my new location to the virtual assistant clients and members of the Pen To Paper Writers Circle Mastermind/Accountability Group weekly meetings via our video conference calls. Hopefully this new location inspires creativity as I start working on adding workshops and such to the Pen To Paper Writers Circle line-up. Moving from one parking spot to another does seem to stir up the creativity.
As much as I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, this gal has been bitten by the travelin’ bug and it be itchin’!!
Captured moments along the way…
Explore the adventures that got me here…
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